My little one loves the organix pots, especially the fruit flavoured ones and he has been having them since I first began weaning him and even now, at nearly two years old he is still a big fan which speaks volumes as he is an extremely fussy eater. He will usually have a pot or half a pot depending on how hungry he is after his main meal as a healthy pudding, as these are quite sweet, or as a sweet snack during the day.
The pots are a convent size, and I like that the pots aren't too big as it means none of the purée goes to waste as my son is not a very big eater. The pots that the fruit purée comes in are not really suitable for taking out and about as a snack on the go though because they're plastic so can get squashed easily by other objects in my bag which makes a real mess, I know this from experience! I know that many people prefer plastic pots to the glass pots as there is no risk of them smashing in the bag but personally I am not keen on the plastic pots.
Organix offer a wide range of different flavoured purees, Kai has tried many but his favourite flavours which he has all the time are the sweet apple based ones; apple and strawberry and apple and peach. I buy the variety multipacks of these which has got two pots of each flavour in each pack. Each pack is around the £1.90 mark depending on where you buy them and I usually buy them from Tesco as this is where I shop most regularly. I often see them on offer at 2 packs for £3 which is when I stock up as it is nice to make a small saving.
These are good value in my opinion but if your baby is eating this as a main meal most days the cost does soon add up, my son tends to have a pot every couple of days as he is on solids now and these are suitable for baby's from the age of four months old. I also make Kai homemade fruit purées which is cheaper and I prefer giving him my homemade version as obviously they're fresher but Kai actually prefers these pots over my homemade versions!
The sleeve type cardboard packaging which comes slipped over the pots has got plenty of information on it such as the ingredients and it is made clear that the ingredients in each of the pots are free of chemicals and also organic and it also states that one pot = one of your child's five a day which is an advantage! The pots are see-through and made from quite a flimsy plastic and the top just peels off. The use by date is printed on the top of the pots on the label which comes in handy. The pots don't need refrigerating until they have been opened and once they've been opened they need putting in the fridge and should be eaten within 24 hours.
My little boy loves both of the two flavours which I am reviewing but to me they taste almost the same but the peach flavour is quite noticeable in the apple and peach one whereas the strawberry in the strawberry and apple one isn't very noticeable in my opinion. As long as Kai enjoys them though. it doesn't really matter what my opinion on the taste is! The purées also look similar and are quite an unappealing dull colour.
I always stir the purée around before giving it to Kai as it can blob up slightly around the top of the pot. The purée doesn't have much smell to it, and the texture of the purée for both flavours is thick and smooth and the taste is pretty sweet with a nice fruity taste. Kai always chews on this purée because of the thickness and he has never refused to eat it, and I will continue buying it until he goes off it!
Overall I recommend these fruit pots. My child likes them and they're not too expensive, but it would be good if the packaging was a bit sturdier.
I love Baby Organix. I have given my little girl various different food from the organix range since she was approximately four months old. I made all my own foods from scratch but for snacks and cereals I used organix.
The packaging for all baby organix foods are clearly labelled and the ingredients are very clearly displayed and easy to read and understand.
We started using the organix baby rice, the label on the box was clearly labelled and we liked the fact it had no salt no sugar and nothing artificial in. It was clearly explained how we made it up and unlike other product actually looked real whereas the hienz baby rice looked bright white as if it had been bleached. Our little one appeared to enjoy it and she ate it all every time. We occasionally added pureed apple, pears, strawberries and raspberries to it to give her more tastes.
We then started giving her the rice cakes as she got older, these come in various different flavours all of which she seemed to enjoy and to be honest i enjoyed the apple and cinnamen flavoured ones. There were savoury and sweet including carrot and tomatoes.
We also gave her the carrot sticks crisps and the cheese puffs, tomato wheels. These all have no junk in and if you taste them you know they are all naturally flavouring.
She still eats, the oat bars and carrot cakes. I feel even as she gets older as a treat it is good to try and give them healthy snacks and she really believes they are sweets as she knows no different.
When it comes to our little ones health I am fussy and try really hard to give her healthy snacks that are also seen as treat as fruit and vegtable sticks get boring for her.
All there products are natural ingredients, they do not have any sugar or salt in which is very important for a balanced healthy diet for our children.
They have a wide variety of meals, snacks and puddings.
I do not have anything negative to say about hese products.
I have given them five stars as I would not buy any other baby food product for all the above reasons.
I have always tried to make sure that I was giving my daughter the best that I could possibly afford. I tried really hard to source different organic fruit and vegateables for the food that I made for her and I knew what was going into it. When my bubba got to about seven months, I spotted the Organix range in the local tesco and decided to try it for a change to Heinz Organic.
Organix was set up in 1992 by Lizzie Vann. Her aim was to raise standards for baby and kids food by giving them the best possible start. As you can imagine, getting into the market was a struggle due to Organic food being consisdered a new "fad" concept. Organix promise that all their food is grown organically - pesticide and chemically free. Also , they ensure that their food is GM free, has no E numbers and is low in salt, sugars and fats. I know there is alot of controversy over organic food and I believe that it is better for the environment but more importantly my baby. I don't wannt to be filling my bubba's body full of toxins.
***What is available?***
I have to say Organix does not have a wide range of proucts currently available but they are growing. They make baby rice milk from the age of 4 months, although I have never used this, as I didn't discover Organix until bubba was 7 months but a friend ensures me it is very good.
From about stage 2, they offer little pots of pureed food for about £1.75 for 2. They aren't cheap but do come in some diverse flavours and they are great for your little one to try different flavours. Again, the range isn't huge but the food is a good consistency with little lumps in, smells good and tastes great. Plus you know what has gone into it.
For older babies and toddlers, Organix have arange called Goodies, a snack range, which in my opinion is their biggest range. They do recommend that these should not be for everyday use and just as a treat. Again these aren't cheap. They make particulaly good snacks to have stashed away in the bag, we usually go for the biscuits, crisp loke corn snacks or the rice cakes, which again are naturally low in sugar and fat.
***Our Personal Experience***
Now days we tend to just use the snack food as our little one has grown but we never had any problems with the other food. Most importantly she seemed to like it.
The snacks that we tend to go for are the crisp like corn snack, which again are better for her then me feeding her quavers. They don't go everywhere and agian are used as a treat.
The tomato herby snacks are quite messy and literally they go every where but they may just be my little girl. We did struggle with getting her to eat anything with tomato in, so I think we have come to a good balance.
***Where to buy***
Organix food is quite difficult to source. It is not available in all supermarkets but our Sainsburys, Waitrose and Tesco tend to stock the majority of their range. I tend to stock up when I see it.
Obviously it is more expensive than ordinary food because it is organic, but it is often on offer, so it is not that much more.
There is a website, which offers recope ideas and tells you of which stores stock it
When you decide to have a baby you don't realise just how much hard work this weaning business is! One of the main decisions you have to make is what you want to feed your growing baby - do you spend hours in the kitchen making food or do you buy the premade baby jars - and if so which make do you go with. I decided to home cook everything as my daughter has allergies to milk/soya and berries and you can never be too sure what is actually in baby food. However, i did come across a problem when it came to finger foods whilst out and about - fruit tended to dry out and really wasn't convenient. I then discovered Organix.
******Organix - The Company (www.organix.com)******
Organix is completely organic and it's aims? To ensure children and babies are having a healthy, balanced diet. Lizzie Vann set the company up in 1992 and since then it was grown rapidly and now markets a range of foods for babies and toddlers.
The organic products are just the start for organix as they guarantee their food to be free from junk - this means GM free and no E numbers.
Oranix also have a kids club on their website organix.com and if you register then they send you out money out coupons, useful information etc. Everything about this was what i needed to know in order to wean my daughter. They also include on their website numerous recipes and meal planners in order to help with the weaning process.
Their range of products seems to be constantly growing and changing and i only with more of these products had been readily available when i was weaning my daughter - it certainly would have taken some of the pressure off when i needed to use a jar/pot for my daughter as i feel these are far better quality than some of the other brands (eg Cow and Gate, Hipp).
So, the actual products. When i started weaning my daughter i had huge problems as most of the companies added milk to their baby rice, and as my daughter is allergic to milk and soya i found i only had a choice of a couple. Organix baby rice is milk free and not full of fillers like many of the others so this was a perfect product for us. They now have three first stage breakfast cereals that i've seen in the shops, creamy porridge, apple and raspberry and banana porridge. Unfortunately we never had the opportunity to use these but i have every faith they are fantastic quality.
Organix also do savoury pots however they are more expensive because of their organic ingredients. They have a different range of 4-6 months and 7 months plus - again these weren't available when we were weaning so it shows the companies growth in just a few months. They also do fruit pots - these used to be stage one and stage two but the stage two pots disappeared out of the shops a while back much to my devastation. The stage two pots had little lumps in them and were the perfect product for introducing lumps. These do work out to be quite expensive though - again you pay for the fact it's organic fruit.
Organix also make rice cakes - very handy as a first finger food and easy to carry around as they come in a little bag.
As your babies turn to toddlers they still expect finger food and organix have catered for this and brought out a range of "Goodies". My daughter has just turned one and loves the fruit bars and cereal bars they make - very simple to give her a snack if we're out and about and they only contain what they have to ie they aren't full of fillers such as milk so it's perfect. They also do little boxes of raisons/sultanas/apricots depending on which combination you want. I've found these fantastic for the bus journey into town or going around a supermarket because the mess is very limited.
They also do jelly puddings called fruit wobblers in mango or raspberry flavour which are essentially a jelly but without the sugar - instead they use grape juice to sweeten it.
The prices can range depending on where you shop and their products aren't always available but i can give you a rough guide to work with. The savoury pots are usually around £1.90 for two pots and the fruit pots are usually around £1.70. This works out to be very expensive if this will be your sole method of feeding.
Their snacks are also quite expensive - the fruit bars and cereal bars my daughter loves so much are usually around £2 for a packet of 6. Again, very expensive when you could really get an apple or another piece of fruit for a fraction of the price but they are extremely convenient for a day out.
******Would i use them?******
Yes! They manufacture fantastic quality food and they allow you to do this in a guilt free mannor. So many people are made to feel bar for using jars to feed their children, but with this quality it would be hard to make anyone feel bad. Sure it isn't all as fresh as if you'd make your own, but the nutrients are still there.
Their customer services department are also fantastic - i had a problem with one of the jelly wobblers they do. I'd given my daughter 3 of the 4 pots, opened the fourth and found it was full of moald. I was horrified to say the least and got straight on the phone to asda - after all it was food meant for babies. Well they wouldn't care less and weren't going to report if so i contacted organix direct and they couldn't have been more helpful. The lady asked all of the appropriate questions in a very friendly manner and was suitably horrified. I emailed them a picture of the fruit pot and they asked to see it and to my surprise a sealed sae arrived in the post the next morning. A week later a letter of apology came, stating that air had somehow managed to get into the pot and they hadn't had any others reported. They also included a book of vouchers to use on any of their products for £10 - considering i'd only spent £2 i thought this was an extremely nice gesture. I do have to admit though i won't be buying any of the jellies from them again, i'm sure they're fine but i can't get the thought out of my head! I will use their other products without question though as they are so good.
The only thing that does put me off a little is the price, but after all you pay for the quality and they tick all of the right boxes for us.
To sum it all up, if i have another baby i will definately continue to use their products without question. Definately worth checking this out if you haven't already.
I have been buying Organix snacks for my daughter since she was about seven months old, and they are very popular, both with children and adults. The Organix range includes rice cakes, bisuits, rusks, cereal bars, crisp type snacks and fruit puree pots. All the ingredients used are 100% organic and carry the Soil Association Organic Standard. There is no added sugar, and the bisuits are sweetened with grape juice, making them more natural, and less refined. The Goodies snacks look very similar to crisps, but do not contain any junk, and the ones for children over 12 months have sea salt, but at less than 1%. My daughter is particularly keen on the rice cakes, available in apple and orange flavours, and the Goodies snacks, especially, the Organic Curly Puffs,Spicy Stars and Noughts and Crosses.
The Organix range is a little more expensive than other brands, but it is really good quality and you can be sure that your child is not eating rubbish. I have found that they last quite quite a while, as I just give my daughter a few at a time and not the whole packet. They are also very good for taking out and about as a quick snack, and I usually store them in an airtight plastic pot.
Organix Goodies Organic Animal Shaped Biscuits
These have 52 calories per serving (4 biscuits), with 1.4g fat, 0.5g of which are saturates.
The packet states A tasty organic biscuit naturally sweetened with grape juice and a promise of No Hydrogenated Fat or added sugar. I decided to get these as opposed to the usual biscuits I buy because they looked fun and healthy. It seems to appeal to children because the packaging is brightly coloured with pictures of animals on the front. It appeals to parents because of the No Junk Promise on the front of the pack.
These are pretty small, but then theyre aimed at children, so are just the right size really. The animals are clear to make out, and theyre not too sweet at all. I liked these because of the fact that they arent too sweet, like many biscuits can be, but the bit of sweetness in them does satisfy a craving for a snack attack!
These were located in the childrens food aisle in Tesco, along with all the jars of baby food etc and were £1.47 for a 150g box. This is a bit more than what I would usually pay for biscuits, but then every ingredient except the raising agent is said to be organic, so I expect that you are paying for that really more than anything. I would recommend these, especially if you are trying to cut down on the junk in your childs diet, and I will be buying these again. Also in the Organix range are Fruit and Cereal Bars, Gingerbread Men and Spicy Stars.
When my children started to eat solid food I usually made my own. I liked to know exactly what was in their food and I always used organic ingredients. When my oldest son was about a year I discovered the organix range of baby food. I was looking for some easy to carry snack foods to take on a transatlantic flight and decided to give it a go.
Organix was set up in 1992 by Lizzie Vann. Her idea (apart from to make money)! Was to raise standards in the quality of childrens foods and give babies a good healthy start in life. At the time using organic ingredients was a new concept as far as baby food went. To-day Organix markets a range of foods suitable for babies and children from 6 months. Organix promises that all their food is produced using organic methods. Organic farming means that no pesticides or chemicals are used. This is not only better for us and our children but for the environment too.
Organic fruit and veg contains less water and more vitamin c than its non organic counterpart, another reason to go for organic food when ever possible.
Organix guarantees that their food has no genetically modified ingredients, no E numbers and is lower in fat, salt and sugar than its rivals. They have an interesting web site at www.organix.com, where you can look up and compare the content of their food and compare it to rival brands. For example the average fat content of a pack of organix corn snacks contains 15% fat compared to 28% for a pack of pom bears-aimed at young children.
Whats on offer?
Organix does not have a huge range of foods to choose from like some of the big boys and not all supermarkets stock Organix.
For weaning Organix make very good baby rice. They suggests that this is suitable for babies from 4 months but the world health organisation guidelines state that milk alone is best for babies until about 6 months. Organix baby rice does not contain any fillers, unlike some of their rivals.
In addition to their baby rice Organix makes fruit purees. These come in 4 pack sizes and each pack has 2 different purees. These are great for travelling but expensive for every day use. They cost £1.47 per pack. Compare that to just a few pence to puree your own!
For older babies and children Organix makes a great range of snack foods called Goodies. They dont suggest you feed these to your children every day, but use occasionally. These are also great when you are travelling. Again they are expensive with a small pack of corn snacks costing 34p. Organix also make crunchy carrot sticks, but as carrots can be easily cut up and put in an airtight container, I have never bothered with these.
One of my sons favourite snack foods was Organix rice cakes. Again these are low in salt and fat. They are a really good finger food and not messy! Another favourite are the Organix fruit bars, these cost £1.98 for 6 bars and they come in various flavours.
They also make various biscuits but I have not tried these so cant comment.
This is of course according to my son! I first bought these when my son was about 1 year old. I took a variety of snack foods when we flew to America. I wanted foods that would be easy to carry, not be too messy and take a while to eat! I bought several packs from the Goodies range in different flavours and shapes. My son really liked the herb flavour corn snacks. They look like a small packet of crisps but without all the junk! These are good for older children too. I found the tomato flavour snacks a bit messy-so be warned!
Another favourite was the fruit bars-I liked these too! They are not too sweet and soft to eat. They really do taste of the fruit too! If you pack these I suggest you put the box in a small plastic container as they are soft and squash easily!
My son is now 3 and stills enjoys Organix as a travelling treat. The rice cakes are another good snack.
Organix is not available in all supermarkets and even when it is sold there is often a limited range on offer. Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco all stock Organix. They are often on special offer so stock up then!
Organix does cost more than many of its rivals but organic food costs more to produce.
If you go to the Organix web site you can join (for free) their childrens food club. Log in to get good information on nutrition, recipe idea, lunch box ideas and lots more.
I highly recommend Organix and hope you will give them a try.
I have brought mnay name brands of baby foods in the past, and I find they get so boring, Heinz hasn't changed its variety for a very long time and they don't offer many choices. I discovered Organix only by chance because they were no other brands on the shelf apart from Heinz. Organix offer such a wide variety of meals and puddings for the toddlers to try. I feel it's worth children trying many types of foods to enlighten thier taste buds. An example of the type of meals you can get are Mediterrain vegetables and lamb, Sweetcorn and potatoes, Fruity rice, chicken and apricot, Potato,lamb and apricot and also puddings such as Banana and passionfruit compote. There is also a website babyorganix.co.uk which is listed on the jars so you can get the recipes for yourself, which considering the prices of the jars it would be cheaper to try making them yourself. My little one has the same meals as us now, but I always keep several jars in the cupboard for journeys,holidays or visiting people, when we can't get a meal quick enough for her. If you don't mind paying a little extra it's worth trying.
I have used baby organix products with my son ever since I first weaned him and they have always been some of his favourites. But recently he's decided that he would no longer except savouries off a spoon or eat lumpy jars, so has been living on finger food and 4mths puddings. Yesterday thanks to baby organix we had a break though! tried an old favourite of his the sweetorn and potato, a quite smooth 7mth jar and he ate about half the jar no trouble at all. So I'm off to stock up!
As most new mums will know,you feel you have too buy the best for your baby - if you want a break from cooking your own food - I felt baby organix was the right choice to me at the time, bearing in mind its not exactly cheap! Everything was fine and I had been using it for about 4 months. Loads of different meals to choose from and very tasty, my son loved it. I bought a jar of fruity rice with chicken and apricots which is meant for 7mths plus,I thought it would make a nice change. I was spooning it into my babies mouth when I noticed a strange looking thing sticking out on the spoon, on closer inspection I thought it could be a piece of a fruit stalk as the jar contained apricots. I wrapped it up and sent it to organix customer services department.It took about 4 weeks for them to "investigate" the object,then I received a letter. It said they were sorry for the delay and that on closer investigation the object in question turned out to be "a potential splinter of wood" that had possibly come from the packaging material used for the transporting of raw materials!! They also sent a cheque for 10 pounds and a box with a few jars of food in it. Well as you can appreciate,I have no intention of ever feeding my child with the product again. I disposed of the jars of food they sent as I felt to scared to use it and sent back the cheque as this was an insult I felt. My son could have actually choked on this.I feel I should tell other parents about this as it was just luck that I spotted this splinter. I still cringe at the thought of what could have happened! I now use Hipp organic when I don't have time to cook my own meals for my son or if I'm out and about!! I find it a very high quality product.So in conclusion I rate organix a big fat zero. I know this may seem a bit harsh to some but I don't. I will also add that th
e reason I haven't included a lot of information on product availabilty, and variety is because I don't recommend this product to any parents.. I hope this is of some use to all parents out there who are thinking of buying this product... I feel they should be aware of the potential dangers. If you do decide to buy any of the product's by Baby Organix or are already using them then, maybe a little bit more care and attention to whats actually on the spoon will be called for!! After reading some of the comment's left on this opinion, I now think it would be wise to check all baby food, whether by Baby Organix or some other brand!! It really is scary to think what might be lerking in our jar's of baby food!! Definately a good advertisment for good home cooking!!
what can you give a baby who is hungry but it is not meal time? The answer in my case is Rice Cakes. Baby Organix makes packets of tiny little Rice cakes which are just the right size for a little baby. They come in 40g packets costing 89p from sainsburys. Unlike Rusks (the other alternative) they are not very messy you can even get away without a bib! These rice cakes contain just brown rice. There is no added sugar, salt or additives. What is more they guarantee that it is GM free. What more could you want to give your baby as a snack. If you are trying to fatten up a child I do not expect these would do much good, but to keep a baby going until the next meal I think they are supurb. These are suitable for babys from 6 months up and make excellent finger food. What is more they even smell appealingly of popcorn.
My baby is seven months old and I am trying out various baby foods for her to try. I have started to make my own but to supplement her diet I buy the jars. The Baby Organix was on special offer so I decided to give it a try being healthy and all that. The porridge and bannana was fine she liked that but the prunes and oats and fruit compote were not very nice. The texture was very bity, tasted like the seeds were still in there and the colour was a dirty brown. I know that it's all natural and all that but it did not look or taste very good. The mixed vegtables was nice but also the texture could have been a bit smoother, the colour was nice. These foods are not cheap because they are all organic and I might have a fussy eater but in my opinion the fruit Organix was not very nice and would suit and older palate, not four months as advertised. I think on the whole the range of foods are very nice and would suit most babies.
Baby Organix can not be beaten unless you puree your own organic produce. Made from 105 organic ingredients, baby organics baby foods are just that food, no additives, no fillers. We've tried the 7 month fruit flavours and banana and fig is a favorite. It doesn't go mushy and brown like a mashed banana either and keeps opened in the fridge for 48 hours. If you want to give your baby organic fruits and veg Baby Organix is for you. If you can't find it locally it can be ordered on line. Vitago stock it and if you've one of the mamy leaflets they put in baby mags you can get £10 off your order, thats quite a bit of baby food free. Also see the organics website for stockist and mail order. http://www.babyorganix.co.uk http://www.vitago.co.uk ( these links are to help you buy baby organix not referal scheme links, nor am I in any way connected with the company, I just like the product).
my baby is 6mths and isn't a great eater but i am granteed that if i try to give him organics prune and oatmeal he will have a few spoons full.it is also reasurring knowing that your baby is getting no chemicals etc in there food which is obviousy a lot healthier.i only ever give my kids organic food so now there is a wide range of organic baby food is it very convieniant for when my baby needs feeding out as most places will not heat homemade food
If you want shop bought foods for your baby, toddler and child that are also organic and without any added “nasties” such as food colourings etc I would strongly recommend Organix, their foods are 100% natural and are meant from babies and children from four months upwards. They do a wide range which includes packeted dry cereals, my daughters favourite is the Banana Porridge and it is so easy to make, just add milk and stand for a couple of minutes, they they have a great range of sweet and savoury foods in jars such as chicken, rice and apricots. There are also breadsticks and pasta shapes. Their newest addition to the range is frozen products such as sausages aimed at older children. The products are available in most supermarkets but you can order direct from them via their web site. I have tasted quite a few of their products and they taste really good. They are a bit more expensive than some ranges but you are giving your baby or child really healthy food. Their website, babyorganix.co.uk not only has details of all their products, lists of stockists, mail order details and recipes but also information about weaning. If you register they will send you some vouchers as well.